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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

Controversial Gene Therapy Might Help Women Have Healthy Children

Description: Genetic engineering might help women with mitochondrial disorders have healthy children. But even as some countries consider such advances, the techniques are proving controversial. Article by Devin Powell.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Wins Approval of F.D.A. Advisory Panel

Description: The new treatment, Orkambi, might eventually help nearly half of patients with cystic fibrosis. If approved by the FDA, the drug would be the second in the world that works directly to counteract the genetic defect that causes the disease, rather than just treat the symptoms.

Genomics and Health

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications, as well as to CDC updates and news

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

Description: For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.

If It Becomes Possible to Safely Genetically Increase the IQ of a Baby, It Will Become Inevitable

Description: Would you say that changing a babys genetic characteristics to make the baby more intelligent is making appropriate use of medical advances OR is it taking medical advances too far?

Infographic - What Are We Learning from Epigenetics?

Description: An emerging field that could transform how we look at disease causes and prevention

Internet of DNA

Description: A global network of millions of genomes could be the next great advance in medicine.

Navigating GeneEd Web site

Description: A video overview of GeneEd, including its potential use in the classroom and teacher testimonials

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

NIH Researchers Pilot Predictive Medicine by Studying the DNA of Healthy People

Description: A new NIH study has turned traditional genomics research on its head. Instead of trying to find a mutation in the genomic sequence of a person with a genetic disease, researchers sequenced the genomes of healthy participants and analyzed the data to find presumed mutations that would almost certainly lead to a genetic condition. Results were published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

President Obama Speaks on the Precision Medicine Initiative

Description: President Barack Obama outlined a bold, new Precision Medicine Initiative. This Initiative draws on the remarkable advances in multiple areas, particularly genomics!

Replacing Pesticides With Genetics

Description: Scientists hope to stop using pesticides to fight diamondback moths by genetically engineering them with DNA that kills female larvae. Article by Devin Powell.

Resource of the Month

Description: GeneEd has been named NHGRI-Smithsonian Resource of the Month

Science Reader App

Description: This app puts the latest news, analysis and pioneering research in your hands. Use it to read news, abstracts, career advice, and highlights from science journals.

Scientists Are Growing Anxious About Genome-Editing Tools

Description: A team of Chinese researchers reported that, in a first-of-its-kind event, they had edited the genomes of human embryos.

Take the 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' Mobile App With You

Description: Information on the release of the National Human Genome Research Institute's 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' mobile app

Tweets of the Week

Description: Follow tweets written by Dr. Khoury, the director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics